Most Beautiful Horror Film ...

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  1. rhett

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    Carpenter's Halloween, Kubrick's The Shining, Herzog's Nosferatu, Mann's Manhunter, Argento's Suspiria and DePalma's Blow Out are all some of the most beautiful horror films in my opinion. Great thread!
     
  2. onebyone

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    The Lady in White, Carnival of Souls, The Ring, The Haunting (original), The Vanishing (original), May, Donnie Darko, Identity (or was I biased by wet John Cusack?), The Wicker Man, and Stigmata come to mind.
     
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  4. _pi_

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    Oooo, I forgot all about MAY! and 28 Days Later ... I really thought that was quite beautiful.
     
  5. Gotta be The Company of Wolves, which is not only beautiful in it's grim-story-book quality, but it is also my all time fav. movie. Bias? Who me? :rolleyes:

    I also liked Sleepy Hollow (Tim Burton) & the Ring. Both which had a very dark look to them.
     
  6. Coverdale

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    Any prime-period (1960-66) Mario Bava, esp. Blood and Black Lace. A huge influence on Argento.
    Blue Velvet--the opening roses against the white picket fence, with the bluer than blue sky should make any filmmaker envious
    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre--suprisingly beautifully shot
    From Hell--cool editing
    What Have You Done To Solange--I just find this one poignant
    Don't Torture A Duckling--love the rural setting, love Barbara Bouchet too
     
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    The Brotherhood of the Wolf is breathtaking in some shots.

    Also, while it's not a favorite, Kubrick's Shining had some pretty damn good shots as well.
     
  8. Revoltor

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    Hah, I'd put it in the "Art film" category.
     
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    Blood and Black Lace
    Whip and the Body
    Black Sunday
    Black Sabbath
    Hercules in the Haunted World
    ahh hell anything Mario Bava has done looks amazing.
     
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    Best cinematography for a horror movie goes out to Psycho for me. The setting is quite gorgeous as well.
     
  11. dvdasia62

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    Blood And Black Lace
    Kwaidan
    Sleepy Hollow
     
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    The Chaostar Johnny Hallyday forever

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    Les Yeux Sans Visage (Eyes Without A Face)

    Bride Of Frankenstein

    Vertigo

    The Lady in White

    The Haunting
     
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    DeathDealer I Inhale Horror

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    Suspiria is the best, but From Hell looked very beautiful also. The shot when you see the skys of England and it's a very red and orangish sky. Your litterly in Hell...
     
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    Let sleeping corpses lie :)
     
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    Kill, Baby, Kill :eek1:
    Black Sunday :eek:
    Lisa and the Devil :evil:
    Inferno :evil:
    Suspiria :eek1:
    The Shiver of the Vampires :nervous:
    Lips of Blood :evil:
    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre :nervous:
    The Company of Wolves :eek:
     
  16. Thats what I was going to say too. I also really like the look of Nekromantik (and all of his Jorg Buttgereit's films for that matter)
     
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    Having just seen it again, I would say The Lost Boys is a good one.

    Also Abel Ferrara's Body Snatchers.
    Mulholland Dr.
    Suspiria
    Alien
    John Carpenter's Vampires (and many others by Carpenter)

    Most overlooked: The Hitcher shot by John Seale. Amazing use of darkness/color/slo-mo.
     
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    Having just recently recieved and watched the region 3 DVD of A Tale of 2 Sisters, I gotta go with it being one of the most beautifully shot and excellent transfer DVDS in my collection.
     
  19. Morg

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    I watched Mario Bava's Twitch of the Death Nerve (Bay of Blood) again the other night, and I was really in awe of the cinematography. His use of pans, and lighting, and his blurred shot technique is an art form in and of itself, like the blurred shot of the sun brought into focus to reveal a human eye. Awesome. Too bad the audio is horrendous.
     
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    I just saw Haute Tension at Fantasia in Montreal, and I have to say it's right up there! Every shot is gorgeous!
     

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